Monday, January 25, 2016
For Monday, January 25th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2016
54 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:47 am
Sunset: 5:35 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement. This special holiday comes from the legend of Toad Hollow which is rooted in an 1800's school house in Kalamazoo, Michigan and the stories told by Ralph C. Morrison. Though Morrison said that Toad Hollow cannot be found on a map, but rather, it's found in your heart. This is a day to give to give encouragement and support to others, people you like, and even those you do not.
Simply put, it is a day to make a heartfelt connection with others, to share a kind word with your fellow man.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
One kind word of encouragement, one smile and one hug at the right time can be life changing. I am always amazed at how it takes so little to put a smile on someone’s face and raise their spirits. Instead of criticizing what someone is doing, why not encourage them and help motivate them to reach their goals.
Sometimes the best way we can encourage someone is by listening to what they have to say. We’re letting them know we care about them. People will rarely remember what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.
Weather wise, the week ahead looks pretty calm here. Today we are warmer and could see some rain, then we’ll have a few days where it’ll get a little colder and maybe snow. Up and down temps this week, but not bad for us this time of year at all. I’m thankful we’re not having to shovel snow!
I hope you all have a GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
Barbara de Angelis
Barbara de Angelis
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
3529. for the encouragers in my life that have made it better
3530. for no snow here today
3531. for a new week, another chance to get it right
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
An Act of Kindness Makes All the Difference
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…